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Shitty Air Pad 1, Steve 0

Shitty Air Pad 1, Steve 0

Shakeout lessons learned…the good, the bad, and the ugly! As a last tune-up before my NOBO attempt, I went on a shakeout hike of the AT last week in New...

Apr 13, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Pox & Puss Episode #71 – I Do This Now

Pox & Puss Episode #71 – I Do This Now

What can we say? It's been a hell of a year, right? Ugh. We pick up right where we left off, two yahoos just dicking around on microphones, talking about...

Apr 7, 2021 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Happy Gnomads Hiker Hostel: A Review

Happy Gnomads Hiker Hostel: A Review

Run by thru hikers Jumanji and Sunshine, Happy Gnomads is a place for thru hikers, by thru hikers.

Mar 30, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Neels Gap to Franklin

Neels Gap to Franklin

Well, I made it farther than 25 percent of hikers! After passing through Mountain Crossings without giving my shoes up to the shoe tree, I have now made it past...

Mar 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Amicalola to Neels Gap

Amicalola to Neels Gap

And so the journey begins on a rainy day in North Georgia as we drive into Amicalola Falls State Park to begin my thru hike of the Appalachian trail. After...

Mar 4, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Hi! My name is Janine, and here are a few reasons to follow my PCT SOBO journey…

Hi! My name is Janine, and here are a few reasons to follow my PCT SOBO journey…

5 good reasons to follow Janine on her SOBO Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) journey.

Mar 1, 2021 : Janine
And So Our Story Begins…

And So Our Story Begins…

"Load the car and write the note, grab your bag and grab your coat, tell the ones that need to know, we are headed North." -The Avett Brothers

Feb 26, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

It's hard to believe I leave for Georgia in six weeks.

Jan 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
My First Backpacking Trip

My First Backpacking Trip

A story of my first backpacking trip and what I can take away from it for my thru hike.

Dec 25, 2020 : Wes Laudeman